A professional artist fromTennesee, Debbie Wingo received her BFA in painting and art history from the University of Tennessee. While at the university, she immersed herself in the time period when Jackson Pollack, Franz Kline, Miro, Hans Hoffman and others formed a new breed of artist called "Abstract Expressionist." In their work she saw more than just paint splattered or poured on canvas. She recalls emotion, energy, pleasures and shapes of all kinds revealed in their works. This challenged and motivated Debbie to begin her artistic journey.
Jackson Pollack said, "When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a sort of getting acquainted period, that I see what I've been about. I have no fears about making changes or destroying my image, because my painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I loose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take and the painting comes out well."
Debbie has exhibited her work regionally and most specifically in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. In the last few years, Debbie hit a pivotal turning point in her career, when after taking a short sabbatical she returned to her studio, only to find further motivation in her work while experimenting with the concepts of non-objective expressionism that she learned early on in her career.
"Today, I paint for myself. I paint what I feel. With passion and sincerity, inspired by a deep inner search for the pure excitement life has to offer."